Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
I am a senior level Project Manager with experience concentrated in Engineering / Power Engineering, with emphasis in Transmission & Distribution plus Substations. My work also encompasses all aspects of Construction Management. I have over 26 years of work experience, with 26 years of management experience, including many years of extensive Project Management/Engineering experience with international and domestic projects within the power utility sector. My major areas of expertise include managing of multi-million dollar projects, managing of engineering resources, project development and contract/commercial management. My Project emphasis and philosophy has been that of Lean Methodologies, Safety, Contract Understanding and Implementation while delivering a Quality product and job. I am Six sigma Green Belt certified. I strongly believe in Schedules so as to monitor and control the Project Cash Flow and Earned Value. I have worked as a Consultant, Owners Representative and EPC. I am an effective Team Builder and Leader with excellent verbal and written communications skills. I believe in making sure all Team Members are fully aware of the Project through Personal and Team Meetings.
My education is in Electrical Engineer with years of experience as a Project/Program Manager in the areas of Power Generation, Energy Management Systems, Substation Design, Construction, Commissioning, Power Distribution, Fiber Communication, Utility Telecommunications Systems, and Transmission and Construction Management and Supervision.
I have lived and work overseas (mainly Asia) for over 12 years and have traveled to most areas of the world in my work. This has given me the opportunity to work with many diverse personnel and to be able to transfer my knowledge to them. My experience has allowed me to work with people whose first language is not English. I am able to communicate with all people in terms of mutual understanding and consideration. Additionally, working overseas has allowed me to broaden my experience beyond the electrical field to civil, mechanical and chemical engineering disciplines.
I am a diverse individual that is a team builder, goal oriented, and a proven Project Manager and Construction Manager that brings in projects safely, on time and under budget.
Norman C. Schmidt
673 NE 3rd Avenue, #101
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Experienced manager with years of extensive project management experience in Asian and domestic projects in the area of electrical power, refining, construction and electrical industries. Areas of expertise include managing of multi-million dollar projects, managing of engineering resources, project development and contract/commercial management. Effective team builder and leader with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Electrical Engineer with years of experience as a Project/Program Manager in the areas of Power Generation, Energy Management Systems, Substation Design, Construction, Commissioning, Transmission,
SCADA, and EMS communications systems.
•Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience
•Field Execution of Projects
•Experienced with ModBUS implementation
•DCIS - For Power Generating Plant - turbine control systems
•Power Generating Plants - Gas, Coal, Simple and Combined Cycle
•Work with HRSG’s and Steam Boilers for Power Plants.
•Fiber Communications Systems - Utilizing OPGW and ADSS
•Renewable Energy - Solar, Wind, Methanol Synthesis, Fuel Cells
•Smart Grid - Worked to establish connectivity for industrial and residential customers
•Project Manager - Energy Sector Asian and Domestic Projects
•EMS and SCADA - Developed and Implemented for Country of Iraq and in USA
•Engineering - Review and Checking of all Drawings Provided by AE on Projects
•Specifications - Development and Review of all Specifications for Equipment
•Development of Transmission Maintenance/Inspection Programs
•Budgets - Total Responsible for Capital Budgets up to $450M
•Substations - Conventional AIS, GIS, SVC Switching, and Reactive Power
•Transmission Lines - 69kV up to 500kV
•Storm and Outage Team for Restoration of Services
•Distribution Systems - Utility to the Consumer & Summer Critical
•Fiber Lines for Communications and Telecommunications
•JMux for Telecommunications Signal Transmission
•EPC - Vast experience working with Contractors, AE Firms and Utilities
•Project Challenges - Project Corrections and Risk Evaluation Experience
•International - Experience living and working with Asian clients and end users
•Construction of all facilities and commissioning
•Green Belt Certified - Six Sigma
Florida Power & Light – 9/2017 – Present
Senior Construction Coordinator by U.S. Tech Solutions – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
•Brought onboard as an electrical expert in the Project Management Group as a Senior Construction Coordinator for a special Project at the Lauderdale Power Plant. Work includes the relocation of 4 each Jet Turbines and 2 each Generators to be used as Black Start Units for the facility power generation. Work includes the construction management, refurbishment of the site facilities and buildings for which the equipment is to be installed. This included the building lighting, street lighting, fire protection, air conditioning, insulating and building storm abatement. Additionally, engineering and procurement of the new Control Systems, Protection & Control System, Transmission Line interface, new MCC’s and their connection, plus acquiring of the necessary spare parts and equipment to maintain the facility and commissioning.
Welty Energy & Infrastructure - 1/2016 - 9/2017
Senior Project Manager (Contractor with Aerotek) - Fairlawn, OH
•Senior Project Manager - (All energy projects with First Energy Company), Welty specializes in the use of Lean Practices (Similar to Six Sigma) for Project Management and Construction. I specialize in Lean Project Management for Electric Utilities in the area of transmission lines and substations. The transmission lines are normally 69kV up through 500kV. My responsibilities include total budget, schedule, contracting, the coordination of the contractors for materials, and labor, construction and commissioning. I use all the normal PBOK Project Management aspects and combine them with Lean Technologies to enable the Company and Projects to be streamlined and fast tracked while holding cost to a minimum. Projects ranged from $9M to $34M
PSE&G (Public Service Electric & Gas Company) – 3/2014 to 11/2015
Project Manager (Contractor with IPS) – South Plainfield, NJ
•Responsible for the Project Management and construction of Transmission Projects specializing in green and brownfield substations, GIS substations, transmission lines from 69kV to 230kV and providing fiber optical connectivity. Work included extensive underground facilities for connecting substations in an urban environment.
•Managed a major project to harden two urban substations and covert them from 24kV AIS to 69kV GIS. Project included providing a station around a station to allow for continuous power supply while the old station was being demolished and the new station was built.
•Managed the complete budget and various stages of estimates from 50%, 70% and 90% and presentation of cost to corporate management for staged funds per PJM funding approvals.
•Planned and tracked project during the full life-cycle process from development through commissioning, project close out and lessons learned.
•Managed multi tasked project team that included various internal department personnel, AE firms, study and permitting bodies from local, city, state and federal agencies, contractors and consultants.
•Responsible for total project to include the management of design, specifications, long lead time equipment purchasing, design approval for IFR and IFC drawings, contracts for AE, services and contractors, permits, budgets, schedules, project team, departmental interfaces and reporting to management.
•Responsible for the scheduling of outages for commissioning, cut-overs and the interface of the new GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) and station to ESOC facilities.
•Providing Telecommunications for voice and data via copper and fiber lines.
•Training of customer on the operation and maintenance of the systems.
•Project value $285M
Duke Energy – 9/2013 to 3/2014
Project Manager (Contractor with APS) – Charlotte, NC
•Responsible for Transmission Projects specializing in the construction and Project Management of green and brownfield substations, transmission line from 69kV to 230kV and providing fiber optical connectivity from substations over fiber lines for communications for Duke Energy and third party providers, (Time Warner Cable). Projects ranged in value from $5M to $65M
PPL Electric Utility - 2/2012 to 9/2013
Program Manager (Contractor with Aerotek) - Allentown, PA
•Responsible for the implementation of providing a fiber network throughout the entire utility system to connect all area facilities in to rings and sub rings so as to provide communications between the EMS and the various substations and other facilities for the company transmission system at the 69kV to 500kV levels utilizing fiber and Verizon copper lines. Program value for 88 Projects $185M
L.S. Power, LLC (Cross Texas Transmission) - 5/2010 to 2/2012
Senior Project Manager - Amarillo, TX
•Responsible for the Project Management and construction for a dual circuit 345kV transmission ling (280 miles) and the construction of two substations and regulation substation. The system was part of a CREZ Project that connect wind power into two electric utilities in the area.
•Project value $1.2B
CPM TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC., 2/2006 to 4/2011
Project Manager - Contractor at Various Utility Companies
•My work as a consultant to Electric Utilities is primarily to provide reliable solutions for the Client for technical design, construction and project development. Worked with Client on key Projects to provide capital effectiveness with limited risk while shaping and providing leadership to the Client. Evaluation of Projects would translate technical designs, applications and/or integration of value engineering for capital projects for the Client. Responsible for assessing and managing risk, translating and conveying impact and system changes to the bottom line, establishing total cost of ownership metrics for actual impacts of application implementation, envisioning new and innovative approaches and predicting probable business outcomes, articulating application and integration strategy and point of view to management and customers.
•Below are assignments at various utilities while employed by CPM Technical Solutions.
Project Manager - Contractor to VELCO - Vermont Electric Company in upland, VT
·Responsible for the implementation of various 345kV transmission projects and the rebuild of a 115kV and 345kV substation with the addition of a Reactive Power plant.
Senior Project Manager - Contractor to MetEd in Reading, PA
·Responsible for the implementation of various distribution and transmission projects in the Eastern Pennsylvania service area for First Energy Corporation. Work included the supervision of contractors and internal bargaining unit personnel in the areas of construction and commissioning.
Senior Project Manager - Contractor to First Energy in Akron, OH
·Responsible for the implementation of 24 various distribution and transmission projects in the Eastern Ohio service area for First Energy Corporation. Work included the engineering, construction and commissioning for all projects.
Project Manager - Contractor to American Transmission Co. in Madison, WI
·Responsible for the implementation of a 35 mile, 345kV Transmission Line and the integration and upgrading of 3 substations to accept the new line in Wisconsin for ATC. Work included everything from right of way through the commissioning of the transmission line and substations.
Project Manager - Contractor to PECO in Berwyn, PA
·Responsible for transmission line projects which required the re-conducting and re-rating of 138kV and 230kV transmission lines and substations to accept the new line capacities. Projects also included Smart Grid connectivity for residential and commercial customers.
Washington Group International, Inc. - Princeton, NJ - Baghdad, Iraq - 2004 - 2006
Project Manager (Contractor)
•Responsibility for the upgrade and install a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and an EMS (energy management system) throughout the country of Iraq.
•Project included the government bidding processes, design engineering, contractor and vendor bidding, award of contracts, construction and installation management, commissioning and turn over to the Iraqi government for the complete project.
•Setup standards for commissioning of SCADA and EMS systems to comply with manufacturers’ requirements and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity.
•Project was for $145M
Areva Transmission & Distribution, Inc. - Eddystone, PA - 2002 - 2004
•Responsible for total management of large-scale projects dealing with the transmission and distribution of electrical power.
•Project Management for the design, construction, installation and testing/commissioning of substations provided by AREVA T&D.
•Project scopes ranged for $3M to $10M.
GE, Energy Management Services, Inc. - Melbourne, FL - 2000 - 2002
•Responsible for total management of large scale programs in the Energy Management sector dealing with utility and power distributors for power quality on a worldwide basis.
•Implementation for GE XA21 EMS Systems throughout the world.
•Project Management for the design, modification, installation and commissioning/testing of controls and SCADA systems used in substations interfacing with Energy Management Systems.
•Projects ranged from $2M to $10M dollars.
•Six Sigma – Green Belt
Foxboro Far East Pte., Ltd. - Singapore & Malaysia - 1998 - 2000
Project Director/Senior Project Manager
•In Malaysia I was charged with recovering a bad project valued at $28M, for Shell Oil Company at their LNG Plant in Sarawak and Brunei. Turned project around in less than 6 months and eventually was awarded another project extension valued at $16M.
•Projects included SCADA and DCS (Distributive Control Systems) in substations for LNG and power plants in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.
Bakri Brothers-Bali Nirwana Resort - Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia - 1996 – 1998
Chief Engineering Manager
•Responsible for all engineering activities for a utility plant, substations and electrical co-generation plant in Indonesia for a self-sustaining resort.
•Set up the engineering and maintenance departments for a 180-acre golf resort in Bali, Indonesia.
•Facilities at resort included: power generation plant, steam generation plant, chilled water plant, water treatment plant, soft water plant, sewage treatment plant, LPG facility, telephone exchange with microwave link and satellite MATV system.
IPCO International Pte. Ltd., - Indonesia, KL, Malaysia & Singapore - 1991 - 1996
Project/Construction Engineering Manager
•Engineering responsibility for all civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation for power generating plants, local and remote substations built by us in Indonesia and Thailand.
•Power plants ranged in size from 70MW to 950MW. Substations ranged in size form 115kV up to 500kV.
•Project scope ranged from $55M to $120M.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Instrument Society of America (ISA)
Association of Power Engineers
PMP - Project Management Professional
MBA - International Business, University of Southern Queensland
Republic of Singapore & Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
BSEE - Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Ridgewood University, New Castle, DE